With an overbearing focus on the future of modern Dance music, few artists have successfully taken that club-orientated trip down memory lane for 2012. Cue the welcome return of Sweden’s vintage-monger Blende, back on track for the summer season with volume two of his Blende Edits series of free EPs.
Having torn apart the likes of Prince and Yes in his inaugural offering of 80’s nostalgia, Volume Two is as true to his fondness for throwbacks as its predecessor would dictate. From the upbeat remodel of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ right through to the Swedish producers own disco retouch of Milton Wright’s ‘Friends & Buddies’, his bold yet inoffensive retouch of these age-defining anthems secures his spot as one of the more courageous underground assets to bless the club floor of late.
Words by Dan Carter